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Charming One-bedroom Cottage. Upscale quiet neighborhood. Convenient location.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom-Queen sized bed + sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Where is Arcata located?

Arcata is located on Humboldt Bay just 7 miles north of Eureka, 10 minutes to beaches, and less than an hour's drive to State and National Redwood Parks, home to the tallest trees in the world.

What does Arcata have to offer?

Enjoy lush redwood groves, miles of pristine coastline, a famous wildlife refuge and a lively town square in a progressive and colorful city. Arcata, which is located between scenic Humboldt Bay and a forested hillside, is a popular destination for visitors who come to experience the tallest trees in the world, enjoy rafting down swift flowing rivers, walk along un-crowded beaches and attend events on the town square, including the Kinetic Sculpture Race, the Oyster Festival, Pastels On The Plaza, the North Country Fair, Arts Alive and the Farmers Market (Saturdays only).

Other communities near Arcata

Within a 15 to 30 minute drive from Arcata other popular destinations include Eureka's Waterfront District, also known as 'Old Town', the Victorian Village of Ferndale (where parts of the Majestic and Outbreak were filmed), the quaint fishing village of Trinidad and Patricks Point State Park.

Ambience

PARKSIDE COTTAGE is a free standing, fully detached one bedroom unit. The setting is quiet due to traffic being restricted to mostly neighborhood vehicles because of a park which is located at the end of the street.

Description of Cottage

This craftsman-inspired cottage is in a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Stewart Park and is only a ten minute walk to the city center or to the Humboldt State University campus. The cottage interior is comfortable and well appointed, with open floor plan which includes a living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is fully equipped with a range, microwave and a refrigerator. The tiled bathroom features a tub/shower combination. The living room sofa makes into a bed which can sleep either one additional adult or two children. Beautiful maple floors, hand woven carpets, a leather sofa bed, an original Morris style chair, historic photography and original works of art add warm ambiance to the main living area.

A door separates the bedroom from the living area which allows privacy for guests using the sofa bed. Guests will be able to enjoy a good nights sleep on the queen sized bed which features a Sterns and Foster ultra-plush pillow top mattress, down pillows and fine linens. Paintings by the owner, an accomplished artist, enhance the bedroom

decor.

Is the cottage child friendly?

Parkside Cottage is child friendly and for a small additional charge we can provide guests with the following items: Graco Pack And Play, a safety gate, a high chair and a stroller.

Included at no additional cost

WiFi, a large selection of DVD movies and many books.

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Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Gurman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Jim Gurman

We have lived in Arcata since 1978, which is a testament to how much we enjoy this area. Humboldt County is a unique area which includes mountains, rivers, lagoons, forests, beaches and of course the Pacific Ocean. Because of so much diversity, we are able to enjoy many different species of birds, wildlife, trees, fungi, etc. Christine enjoys visiting the Arcata Marsh, which attracts native birds as well as migrating birds. Jim enjoys hunting for highly prized edible mushrooms, which grow in abundance here. We both enjoy bicycle riding, especially going up into the community forests on our mountain bikes. Riding our road bikes to other communities is another favorite activity. Preparing tasty meals is a passion for us and fortunately we have access to an abundance of fresh ingredients, especially when the farmer’s market on the Plaza is happening.

Why Jim Gurman chose Arcata

We purchased a vacant lot in a newly developed subdivision in 1986. What was unique about this subdivision is that the land it was created from was originally used as a playground/ball field for the public school that it is adjacent to. Because of earthquake safety, the school had to be relocated and the property, including the structure that was used as a school, was sold to private developers. Originally, these investors wanted to develop a medium density multi-unit subdivision without a park. The surrounding neighbors protested vehemently and ultimately the subdivision was reduced down from 39 living units to just 17, which also included a 1.25 acre park. Only 3 of the 17 building lots were designated for a supplemental living unit, ours being one of the 3. The other unique feature about our subdivision is that because it is surrounded by historical homes, we were required to build a structure that had historical architecture. This wasn’t a concern for us because we wanted to build a Craftsman style home anyway, which we did. The end result of all of our efforts (community members and neighbors) is that we created a highly desirable area in which to live and it now serves as one of the “jewel” neighborhoods of Arcata. We moved into our cottage in 1987 and lived there until our house next door was completed. What we offer you is a charming place to stay in a quiet, secure neighborhood conveniently located in Arcata.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy staying in a comfortable cottage in a desirable neighborhood. Because of the park, which is only a short distance away, we live on a dead end street, so consequently there is little traffic noise.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Such a peaceful cottage environment--small yet full of space. We love the beautiful trees nearby, the interesting book collection, a movie for every taste, lovely art on the walls--a charm to share with our family members who live here in Arcata and McKinleyville--a great way to be an Arcatan for awhile! Thanks.........Marsha
Jun 2009
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Amenities

Pacific Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom including a tub with a shower faucet. Titled floor and tub surround.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen-sized bed with Sterns and Foster mattress in the bedroom. Sofa bed with full size mattress in the living area (memory foam available upon request).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full Kitchen complete with a range, refrigerator, microwave, pots, pans, dishware and utensils. Multipure water filter for drinking and cooking. Also included: Wireless Internet, flat screen high definition television, DVD/CD player, bed linens, towels & DVD movies. Bathroom features a tub/shower combination. Baby/Toddler Accommodations Available to guests for an additional charge are the following: Graco Pack n Play playpen, safety gate, high chair & a stroller.

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Charming One-bedroom Cottage. Upscale quiet neighborhood. Convenient location.
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5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable, clean! Everything is perfect in the cottage. Love staying there and will definitely do it again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Well curated apartment / cottage, walking distance from the central square. Nice attention to detail. It was perfect for our needs, including sofabed for our 5 year old. (Springs poked though mattress but memory foam topper in closet made it comfy.) Quiet location, charming street.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA
5

Perfect spot in Arcata.

  • 5 of 5

Such a great spot! Jim is such a craftsmen with the construction of the unit. It is perfectly situated in Arcata.

As a dad, I realized that this is the perfect spot for visiting parents. It's walking distance to everything and it's in the best part of Arcata.

Such a cozy place. Really captures the vibe of Humboldt and the PNW in general.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Came to Visit my Son at HSU, cute, clean, quiet and comfortable bed. The owner even picked me up at the Airport. Great place to stay close proximity to every thing. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whittier, California
5

Lovely cottage near beautiful Redwoods and the Coast!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this vacation cottage! It was charming and comfortable, and we were only an hour away from the beautiful Redwoods National and State Parks. Perfect for us as a couple to enjoy some rest and relaxation. Located in the small town of Arcata, we had everything we needed including great local shopping and quaint restaurants (you have to check out Wildberries Marketplace and Renata's Creperie!). The owners were very friendly and helpful, yet gave us the privacy we needed. They also gave us great information about places to visit while on vacation. We would love to go back again one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Location, Quiet and Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

When choosing to stay in Arcata - I would recommend that you stay here. This is one of the most professionally handled rentals on this network that we have ever stayed in. Very clean place, comfortable and very quiet. Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Car: not necessary

Bicycling, Mushrooming, Beaches, Rivers, Mountains, Humboldt State University, Redwood Trees (tallest in the world), Jet Boat tours, Ocean & River Fishing

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

For guests staying 3 to 4 nights, we are offering a discounted rate of $145.00 per night; 5 to 6 nights will be discounted to $135.00 per night; 7 nights and longer will be discounted to $125.00 per night. Use of the sofa bed is $10.00 per night. A ten per cent (10%) bed tax and a two per cent (2%) Tourism Fee must be charged to guests staying less than thirty (30) nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.